Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas this year! What a year it has been. A fast year!

We marvel at the thought of Mary and Joseph as they welcomed sweet baby Jesus. What a sight that must have been. We often look back at the birth of each of our girls and it is overwhelming to think about each of them. How we love them more than we ever thought we could, and the miracle of their birth. How much more amazing is the miracle of the birth of the Son of God....JESUS!

We pray each of you stop and take the time to remember Christ this season. Not only his birth, but the sacrifice that was made on the cross for us. Oh what a sacrifice it was. I am so thankful for His willingness to lay down His life for me. The Savior of the world!

May JOY fill your hearts this year and may the blessing of God be with each of you through the coming year!

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Friday, December 17, 2010

2 Already???

Well 2 years ago today we were welcoming our sweet Bella Grace into this crazy world!

(Wow, seeing this picture takes my breath away at how fast she has grown)

We knew our home had to be her place of peace and stability. We wanted our example of Christ to lead her into a personal relationship with Him and for her to be a Godly leader as she grows up.
She is definitely growing up. Fast! It seriously feels like we just brought her home from the hospital. We spent Christmas just staring at her and teaching Alyssa what it meant to be a sister, a helper, and an example for her younger sister. We thanked God for the Christmas gift he brought us....and we are thanking Him again this year. As we reflect on all God has blessed us with, we are thankful for our two little girls. Today and every day!

Bella you are a bundle of JOY. A ball of ENERGY!! You are so smart, and so silly. So beautiful and so loving. You are a light to others. You bring a smile to the faces of those around us and for that we are so thankful!

Thank you for bringing a smile to our faces every. single. day. And for keeping me running ALL. DAY. LONG!! I love every second of it...ok that might be a stretch!!:) JK!!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Family pics...

We recently had a few family pictures done! Matt's cousin Drew has an amazing eye for photography. Drew has always loved taking pictures, but recently decided to do photography on the side! Drew is good at everything he does. He is the youth pastor at FBC Lavaca and is turning that group in to some disciples for Christ. What an example He and Emily are to all!!

Drew did a great job with our girls. A 2 year old and a 4 year old are not always the easiest to capture, but he did just that. We love action shots and he definitely got some of those!! Oh wait...they were all action! Bella didn't stop moving!!:)

Check out our most recent pictures HERE!